#Poetic Short Story- Grand Performance

Dawn, a single light in the empty sky,agreed that it was Mother Nature’s cue to flourish. Her sultry figure illuminatedonce Dawn’s sun rays rose above the curtain of shadows in the forest that lies beyondthe horizon.In the spotlight,Mother Nature bloomed as she gave the finest performance of her lifecharming her lovely floral audience that is…

#Six Word Story – Chemical Runoff

Fashion Chemical Runoff’s Swirls of Darkness  In response to: FOWC with Fandango: Chemical Kirstwrites Six Word Story: Darkness Photos from: Bonitalavi article

3.2.1-Quote Me: Conversations

“The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel, and misrepresentation.” – C. Northcote Parkinson When I was a teenager, I sat in the dining room studying for my exams when all of the sudden I hear a door slammed across the hall. Several arguments took place. My brother was…

#VJWC: If I was an Ice Cream Flavor…

Thinking yourself as an ice cream flavor is a quirky way to describe one’s character. Feeling inspired by Chiru’s post on ice cream and Ice Cream Magazine, I wanted to share with you an old entry that I wrote for Unigo’s Flavor of the Month scholarship a few years ago. I wrote it in the…

SoCs – The Veteran on Remembrance Day

“I’m a mean, old guy that likes to give this young lady here a hard time! Gotta watch her closely! She’ll trick ya!” An elderly man joked out loud in front of the rest of the customers this evening. The customers stared at the man looking momentarily confused. Breaking my train of concentration and focus,…

Sunshine Blogger Award!

Wow! Again, I feel humbled and honored. Thank you! I have been nominated by Laura Bailey who posts about her musings, adventures, hiking, a love of Ireland, and other experiences. 🙂 I enjoy her poetry! I’ve been grateful for her prompts which were a guide in several of my stories here on this blog. She’s…

Friday Follies: Ep 1.3 – I am what I am

This evening I’m ringing up merchandise for customers, and I come across a very “self-actualized” baby walker. For some reason, I experience a fit of giggles because it sounds like this particular walker has major bragging rights and this box’s side panel is its dating ad. The couple gives me a puzzled look and asks…

Musings

Originally posted on Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha:
Theres a kid inside my mind.  He wants me to make sense of all the horror and wonder contained in the world, and lace it into a compelling narrative—a narrative that lifts his heart, opens his thoughts, and inspires him to write a story of his own. I think…

Sacrifice: A Burnt Offering

“My destiny is to save others so that their destinies may be achieved.” – Benevolent Bodyguard, Magic the Gathering Discovered a new challenge via Fandango. Teresa from The Haunted Wordsmith gave an fun prompt: “open a book — any book — to page 62 (physical or ebook) and copy line 6. Then use it in…